The Audio Technica AE3300 is a Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone, with pristine audio quality, ultra-low handling noise, and high-frequency clarity.
Audio-Technica's AE3300 gives voice to the subtleties of vocal performance. This cardioid condenser vocal microphone features the condenser element used in the legendary AT4033 and proven in the world's finest recording studios. The hardened-steel outer grille is lined with fine steel mesh and a layer of open-cell foam for ultimate protection against vocal plosives without compromising high-frequency clarity. Its superior anti-shock engineering ensures low handling noise and quiet performance. For exceptional performance. For exacting detail. For brilliant clarity: AE3300. It's the new standard in live audio.
Exceptional performance for exceptional performersSame element as the classic AT4033 studio microphoneWell-tempered polar pattern with outstanding rejection qualitiesSuperior anti-shock engineering ensures low handling noise and quiet performanceHigh-quality double-sided PCB uses surface-mount components. Extensive grounding plane and attention to best-practice grounding methods minimize electrical noiseCardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound sourceMulti-stage grille design offers excellent protection against plosives and sibilance without compromising high-frequency clarityRobust all-metal design for enduring dependability on the roadQuiet-Flex stand clamp provides silent, flexible microphone positioningIntegral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad
Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF
80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY
-42 dB (7.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL
147 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.;
157 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
19 dB SPL
DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)
128 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
75 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS
11-52V DC, 3 mA typical
High-pass filter; 10 dB pad (nominal)
10.6 oz (300 g)
7.05" (179.0 mm) long,
1.97" (50.0 mm) head diameter,
1.30" to 0.87" (33.0 mm to 22.0 mm) tapered body diameter
Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
AT8470 Quiet-Flex stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE
GTIN (UPC/EAN) : 42005125142
Manufacturer Part Number : AE3300
June 12, 2018
A real sleeper of a condenser
For years I've used the AKG 535eb as my personal 'go to' microphone for live vocal performance.
One day, I had the pleasure of watching a YouTube Video of Chris Cornell singing "Nothing Compares to U" (written by Prince), and I was floored. Read more
I was absolutely floored by the nuances that this mic delivered. For a handheld condenser, it demonstrated some very real and unique qualities, and it was manufactured by Audio Technica?
I was floored on two counts.
It has a way of capturing a vocal in a way that made me think of the U67, but in a handheld.
The AE3300 possesses a very refined upper mid-range with just the right amount of air.
It's frequency response has a dip right around 8 k.
Proximity effect while present, is very classy, and not boomy at all.
The build quality of the Artist Elite 3300 is exceptional.
The microphone has two recessed switched on it. One being a - 10dB pad, as well as a hp filter.
For the FOH engineer... You can sleep well, the artist would need a pin or the tip of a ballpoint pen to access them. There will be no accidentals when it comes to these filter switches.
As stated they are recessed and there is zero chance that the artist could access them.
At half the price of the Neumann , it does what the Neumann handheld does but IMHO... Better.
This mic has retired my 535eb for live vocals and I've been an AKG loyalist for over 20 years.
I would never have imagined that Audio Technica would become my vocal microphone of choice for live performance. What an oversight on my part.
Have a listen for yourself. This mic just brings it, and brings it again and again.:
Mario Gauvreau is my "go to" guy at Economik and has been for a decade. You will always be served very... very... well by Mario